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Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541

Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

# How to Calculate GPA and Standard Rounding

Dartmouth calculates GPA to 14 decimal points within Banner and follows standard rounding to two decimal places.

## GPA Calculation

The basic GPA calculation is as follows:

(Quality points÷GPA Hours)÷3

Quality points come from the grades:

A = 12 quality points
A- = 11 quality points
B+ = 10 quality points
B = 9 quality points
B- = 8 quality points
C+ = 7 quality points
C = 6 quality points
C- = 5 quality points
D = 3 quality points
E = 0 quality points

GPA Hours translate to courses taken, so 1 course = 1 GPA Hour.

 Example for a cumulative GPA: Example for a term GPA: Quality points: 255 GPA Hours: 30 Quality points: 30 GPA Hours: 3 The calculation is 255/30 = 8.5 The calculation is 30/3 = 10 8.5/3 = 2.83333333333333 10/3 = 3.33333333333333 GPA = 2.83 GPA = 3.33

## Standard Rounding

Standard Rounding means that only the number to the right of the final decimal place is used to round.
Examples:

• (345/31)/3 = 3.7096773 => 3.71
• (345/32)/3 = 3.59375 => 3.59
• (345/33)/3 = 3.4848483 => 3.48
Note this example in particular

Last Updated: 4/26/20